What Is Campin's Merode Altarpiece?

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The Descent from the Cross (Deposition of Christ) by Roger Van der Weyden it measures roughly 7 feet x 8.5 feet, and is located in Great Crossbowmen's Guild of Louvain the medium used is Oil on oak panel.
The second piece is Merode Altarpiece created by Robert Campin the piece as a whole measures 25 3/8 x 46 3/8 in, it is located Tournai, South Netherlands and the medium used is also oil on oak panel.

2. In the first panel of the Merode altarpiece a messenger is depicted on his knees seeming to be looking into the room depicted in the center panel. Behind the messenger is a woman kneeling and a guard towards the wall. There seems to be a wall around the house and plenty of plant life. The colors used are bright and reminiscent of springtime. The roses are in bloom, a blue sky and bird perched on the tops of the wall. In the second and center panel there are two people, the Virgin Mary and the angel Gabriel. There are also plenty of things in the panel hinting at the virgin’s divinity such as white lilies, the vessel of water and the white towel, the small windows at the side of the room
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The Merode altarpiece utilizes three dimensional space and color. One way it demonstrates the element of three dimensional space is through the use of layers, for example, in the center panel Mary and the angel are in the foreground with fireplace in a second layer, and finally the windows, baby Christ, and walls in the background. By utilizing these layers the artist creates the illusion of a three dimensional space. This can also be seen in the last panel with Joseph in his workshop, the placement of the log and tools as well as the inclusion of the village just visible through the open window. The use of color hue is also present. Although Mary is dressed in a bold color, the angel stands out due to the hue used in his robe. By contrasting the white of Gabriel’s robe next to the red vibrancy of Mary’s dress it creates the illusion of Gabriel glowing in holy

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